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Routes in Dragon's Back

Como Te LLamas T A3
Owl Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Power Pusher T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Proboscis T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tat Tvam Asi T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Marlin Thorman on May 2, 2013
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Proboscis is a nice moderate and a great way to reach the top of the Dragon's Back.

Pitch 1 - 5.7
Start on the southwest side of dragon back and follow easy cracks up a dihedral to the ridge line and a ledge with large tree.

Pitch 2 - 5.8
Climb up blocks and then follow a nice hand crack up the ridge. Belay at the base of a 15 ft wall with a flaring crack.

Pitch 3 - 5.8+
Climb the flaring crack up the wall and then continue to follow the ridge line to the very top.

To descend there are bolts to rappel from at the top of Owl Dihedral. Don't miss the 2nd set of bolts in the middle of the face between pitches 1 and 2 of Owl Dihedral if you only have a single 60m rope.


Follow the trail down the hill to the creek. Hop across the creek and scramble up gullies and ledges. You are looking for a nice dihedral on the right end of the main wall.


Gear to 3 inches. No bolted belays.
tkessel Kessel
tkessel Kessel   Windsor,CO
Such an awesome climb, great ledges and awesome climbing! Mar 6, 2017
Ryan Day Thompson
Phoenix, Arizona
Ryan Day Thompson   Phoenix, Arizona
I was ready for this line to be...I dunno. Something else. It's REALLY fun but don't have high expectations for the first two pitches. P1 is a pretty mellow bush scramble with a few 5.7 moves. P2 was the one that stunned me. I saw 5.8, was ready for a 5.8, did the first move and a half at 5.8, and then basically did a 10 degree angle trail run to the base of the flared crack. P3 is no joke. I guess one could contend with whether it's worth it just for this pitch but I thought it was. The five moves off the belay are stiff 5.8 for sure. Walk the ridge to the older angles (should be replaced possibly) and single rap on a 70. We just made it with the 70. Dec 28, 2015